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post #1 of 4 Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Oily surface

Hi i would like to know what the oily surface on my 55g is and if it is harmful? I think it might be from the pellets i feed my SA cichlids because they let some food particales come out of their mouth when they are eating them but i am not sure???
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-05-2010, 01:01 AM
protein film.and air stone leaved on for a few hours will fix it

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-05-2010, 04:26 AM
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Hey, Kitten, is there any other option to deal with this since airstones and planted tanks aren't friends? Or does it not take long enough to really effect a planted tank? Just wondering. I keep having this problem myself.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
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1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
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2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-05-2010, 09:58 AM
thats easy.. remember the rule??? plants give out o2 in the morning and takes in co2 but at night it's the other way around.so a few hours of extra o2 to mess up the protein film at night is totally ok.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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